Beaumont Baller Ready To Make Plays This Season


(Beaumont Baller Ready)

Keeping Defenses Around So-Cal On Their Toes

Jada Long of Beaumont High School is already making a case for herself to be named the top player in the Mountain Pass League. She is a natural scorer who posses great handle. She has no problem driving to the lane despite her size (5’4”) but that’s not where her game ends. Long also has a unique mid-range game: she hits shots all around the court and doesn’t really favor one spot over another. She also has a very consistent three-point shot. She doesn’t shoot it often but when she does there’s a 40% chance it will be good.  Long is currently the top scorer in the Mountain Pass League. Oh, did I mention she is only a freshman? That’s right, this girl is dominating courts all around the valley and she is a true freshman. Just recently she came down to West Valley for the West Valley Varsity Tip-Off Classic and averaged 20 points per game. 

Jada Long has put 120 points in the bank this season already. She doesn’t just lead the Mountain Pass League in overall points, she leads the Mountain Pass League in three-point shots made (17) and free throws made (29). She is also among the top three in the league in steals (23).  The season is only beginning but this “hooper” is off to a fast start. There’s no sign of her slowing down either: defenses have a tough time containing her, and for good reason: she spends most of her free time training for basketball. It’s a year-round thing for her and she takes it very seriously.

Long trains through “Mo Buckets Training” a basketball training company based in Beaumont. Mo Buckets trains all ages and Jada is just one of their high school basketball players who is making waves this season. The main trainer is Mo Abdul-Aziz who trains her in all phases of the game. Mo doesn’t just teach his athletes how to shoot a basketball. He likes to discover what makes them good at basketball and helps enhance that part of their game. Not everyone is a natural scorer: some are defensive-minded players and others are facilitators. No matter what your game is, Mo Buckets Training can make you a better player.

Jada Long currently has her team right in the mix in the Mountain Pass League standings. They have a 4-6 record, but are getting better every day. The scary thing is the two leading scorers on the team, Jada Long and Jana Roman are both underclassmen which means we will be hearing a lot more of both of them in the near future. Follow @IEsportsConnect on Instagram for all the latest news on Jada Long and her Freshman Season.

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